Extreme heat is a relatively new challenge for the UK. There is currently insufficient research, policy or action to ensure that communities, businesses and systems are prepared for this risk and can adequately respond to it and recover from its impacts.

The 2022 heatwaves provide an opportunity to evaluate England’s response and resilience to extreme heat events, to advance discussions and stimulate action on this issue. This policy brief sets an agenda for generating this focused discussion.


Read the full policy brief from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, in association with the British Red Cross


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